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How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business – without a dime of funding; “It’s harder to be kind than clever. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice” – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 19 Aug (Wed)

Life

  • How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business – without a dime of funding: BI
  • What Jeff Bezos Really Told Princeton Grads About Kindness; Bezos’s overarching theme was the importance of people choosing to be nice to one another, instead of using intellect as a blunt weapon. bloomberg
  • This man invented the digital camera in 1975 — and his bosses at Kodak never let it see the light of day: BI

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The Inner Light of Creativity: Vivian Gornick on How One Blossoms into Being an Artist; How one CEO went from a teenage runaway living in an Indian slum to founding a billion-dollar company – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 18 Aug (Tues)

Life

  • The Inner Light of Creativity: Vivian Gornick on How One Blossoms into Being an Artist: BP
  • How one CEO went from a teenage runaway living in an Indian slum to founding a billion-dollar company: BI
  • Innovation: Not a Straight Arrow; ‘You can’t connect the dots looking forward’: Insead
  • Louise Bourgeois on Art, Integrity, the Trap of False Humility, and the Key to Creative Confidence: BP
  • 7 steps to help you bounce back from a failure stronger than ever: BI
  • 10 Things You Should Start Doing Today To Motivate Yourself For Success: Forbes
  • Hubris – How To Recognize It And How To Deal With It: Forbes
  • ‘Dilbert’ creator: There’s a ‘clown genius’ behind Donald Trump’s campaign — and it’s why he’s unstoppable: BI, Dilbert
  •  How Mark Cuban prevents his kids from becoming ‘entitled jerks’: BI
  • A tech CEO shares the one quality all candidates should prove they have during the job interview: self-awareness; Don Charlton of Jazz on the Power of Candid Questions: BI, NYT
  • Former Microsoft exec explains why Satya Nadella would’ve been his ‘only’ internal choice for CEO: BI
  • In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed: Farnam
  • Teenager who hated school but set out to become a tycoon; Yasser Khattak focused on plugs and switches to find a solution to an everyday problem: FT
  • Bedtime Stories for Young Brains: NYT
  • Jeff Bezos and Amazon Employees Join Debate Over Its Culture; Depiction of Amazon Stirs a Debate About Work Culture: NYT1, 2
  • The Missing ‘Leadership Principle’ at Amazon; The online retail giant has maintained a disruptive spirit, but it may need to adapt its corporate culture to keep employees happy: Bloomberg
  • Admitting You Don’t Know, When You’re the CEO: HBR
  • “It is easier to focus if you don’t go home,” explained a young employee named Jeffrey Bezos, who went on to found the Internet retailing giant Amazon.” : TII
  • Teaching Entrepreneurs to Do More Than Dream; Many U.S. business-school graduates can’t create a realistic profit-and-loss statement: WSJ

Books

  • The Other “F” Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work: Amazon

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